August 23, 2021
School of Film and Animation’s incoming director relishes new role
Shanti Thakur—who began her new role as director of RIT’s School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design earlier this month—is an award-winning fiction and documentary filmmaker who has taught for nearly two decades.
August 20, 2021
Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says
Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.
August 20, 2021
Adobe to buy video-production platform Frame.io for about $1.3 billion
Frame.io, a video collaboration platform co-founded by John Traver '10 (Motion Picture Science), was acquired by Adobe in a deal worth $1.275 billion. Frame.io built a user base of more than 1 million, including the likes of HBO, MasterClass and Netflix.
August 19, 2021
Alumni, faculty collaborate on Buffalo public art project
Laural Hartman and Sarah Kinard created a large-scale mural combining painting and printmaking for the annual PLAY/GROUND showcase in downtown Buffalo.
August 18, 2021
Dreams, hard work, and success await new students
A record number of first-year students Wednesday made their way to the Gordon Field House and Activities Center to cheers and welcomes from faculty, staff, and members of the RIT Pep Band during the annual Tiger Walk and New Student Convocation.
August 13, 2021
Local entrepreneurs help people with MS, heat intolerance
WROC-TV features Kurtis Kracke ’15 (industrial design), co-founder of ThermApparel.
August 12, 2021
Former RIT students invent cooling vest for those susceptible to heat
Spectrum News features Kurtis Kracke ’15 (industrial design) and Brad Dunn ’15 (industrial design), co-founders of ThermApparel,
August 12, 2021
Illustration student enjoys summer co-op as Six Flags caricature artist
Zach Hildebrandt '23 is working full-time this summer creating caricatures and henna tattoos for park visitors.
August 6, 2021
RIT students take on accessibility and medical care challenges by design
College of Art and Design participated in this summer's Studio930 design consultancy, an interdisciplinary studio that focuses on the development of assistive healthcare solutions by leveraging the use of technology, art, and design.
July 26, 2021
Two RIT games win awards at 2021 Game Developers Conference
Two video games affiliated with RIT won awards at the 2021 Game Developers Conference virtual event in July.
July 22, 2021
RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future
Graduate education at RIT has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education.
July 20, 2021
RIT student helps Vignelli Center gallery create a virtual presence
Jacob Irizarry, a fourth-year 3D digital design student from Skokie, Ill., has been managing a new project at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies using the 3D digital design skills gained from his major to create a virtual presence for the gallery in the center.